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Old 11th October 2021, 04:35 AM   #75
W.D.Clinger
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Why wouldn't they? If they are based on physical processes using electronics we will be able to back them up and restore them.)
Originally Posted by HansMustermann View Post
HOWEVER, there is no reason -- IF we go the way of emulating a brain in silicon, which is a big IF -- that we can't directly access that memory cell to back it up.
Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
It may turn out that emulating a brain in transistorized hardware just isn't possible.
In a thread devoted to wild speculation, we might as well consider the possibility that advances in quantum computing allow us to emulate a brain in quantum hardware before we are able to do so using discrete logic.

The no-cloning theorem tells us we can't back up the quantum state of a quantum computer.
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